By Samantha Ketterer Updated 12:25 pm CDT, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 A woman who was found dead in a recycling bin in a Harris County home was wearing these clothes. A woman who was found dead in a recycling bin in a Harris County home was wearing these clothes. Photo: Harris County Institute Of Forensic Sciences PHOTOS: Shocking crimesGRAPHIC: Authorities have identified the woman found dead in a recycling bin at an Alief-area home as Irene Yemitan, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. >>Learn about the year's highest profile crimes so far ... less PHOTOS: Shocking crimes GRAPHIC: Authorities have identified the woman found dead in a recycling bin at an Alief-area home as Irene Yemitan, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. ... more Photo: Harris County Institute Of Forensic Sciences … [Read more...] about Authorities release identity of woman found strangled in recycling bin
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By Jasper Scherer Published 3:17 pm CDT, Thursday, April 4, 2019 Houstonians can resume putting glass in their curbside recycling bins, following the opening of a new recycling processing facility Thursday. The city had discontinued glass in the curbside program three years ago to cut costs. less Houstonians can resume putting glass in their curbside recycling bins, following the opening of a new recycling processing facility Thursday. The city had discontinued glass in the curbside program three years ... more Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Houstonians can resume putting glass in their curbside recycling bins, following the opening of a new … [Read more...] about Glass returns to Houston’s curbside recycling program
A year ago, China upended the market for plastics, paper and other recycled products by curtailing purchases of a lot of discarded American material. Prices dropped and recyclers looked for new buyers. Some consumers got the message that they shouldn't bother to keep recycling paper, plastics, aluminum, glass and other materials. But recycling still makes sense, the president and CEO of the nation's largest trash-hauling and recycling company said during a stop in Phoenix. "The business is changing, but it always has had ebbs and flows," said Jim Fish, head of Houston-based Waste Management Inc., during an interview with The Arizona Republic. Regardless of what they might have heard, consumers "absolutely should continue recycling," he said. Fish said recycling remains profitable for Waste Management, though that isn't the case for all companies in the industry, including Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc. Phoenix Open connection Fish visited the Valley in December for a series of … [Read more...] about Recycling in U.S. took a big hit from China, but waste companies still encourage it
A warning to lax recyclers: The city of Des Moines is going to leave your cart curbside if you're breaking the recycling rules.To cut down on bad recycling, Des Moines Public Works has begun conducting curbside audits. If you put too much of the wrong stuff in your cart, it might still be sitting there when you get home from work.Public Works rejected 245 recycling carts audited in March, according to Director Jonathan Gano. He anticipates employees will sift through several thousand carts through May.“We’ve had two years in a row of record amounts of recyclables," Gano said Monday during a City Council work session. Des Moines collected more than 20 million pounds of recyclable materials from residential bins in both 2015 and 2016.“But we have record amounts of trash going into the recycling bins,” he added. Public works pulled 1.7 million pounds of non-recyclable garbage from blue carts in 2014. This year, it's on track to collect 2.4 … [Read more...] about Not recycling properly? Your cart might get left on the curb.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has allowed a private city recycling hauler to divert tons of plastics and paper from residences to landfills the company owns, costing taxpayers twice and adding to Chicago’s worst-in-the-nation recycling rate. As a result, residents of the Northwest Side and Far South Side — areas where Texas-based Waste Management holds city recycling contracts — are far more likely to have the plastic, glass and metals they put out to be recycled instead end up in a garbage dump than other Chicagoans. Under city rules, one plastic bag or food item improperly placed in a recycling bin could mean the whole bin is labeled “grossly contaminated” with improper items and its contents taken to a landfill. Waste Management is the only city of Chicago recycling hauler that also operates a for-profit landfill — where roughly 15 percent of the city’s garbage is dumped. That means the company — which gets recycling fees … [Read more...] about Private Chicago city hauler is diverting tons of recyclables to its landfills